13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route maker

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Porvoo
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Santiago de Compostela

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Porvoo

— 3 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Maritime Centre Vellamo and Tykkimaki Amusement Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Runeberg Home and Castle Hill. Take a break from Porvoo with a short trip to Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo day trip site.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Porvoo is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porvoo is 1 hour. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in August, you will find days in Porvoo are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Attractions like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Bike Rental - by Carfield and The Archipelago Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: get your game on at Moomin World, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Sarkanniemi Theme Park will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Paavolan Tammi. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Hanko

— 2 nights
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): go for a walk through Gunnarstrand. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hanko trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In August in Hanko, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."